Trivia: Test On The Rules Of Flat Track Roller Derby!

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Roller Derby Quizzes & Trivia

This is a test on the Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby! Many people don’t know that roller derby is quite an interesting game to watch even on the bench as the techniques that people use to beat the other team are very exciting. Do you know that the most laps you take around the opposing team, the higher your team scores? Take the quiz and see if you know as much about the team as you think.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
       Which part of the body is considered an illegal blocking zone?   
    • A. 

      Hip

    • B. 

      Chest

    • C. 

      Above the shoulder

    • D. 

      Upper Arm

  • 2. 
    The engagement zone includes:
    • A. 

      20 feet behind the rearmost pack skater and 20 feet in front of the foremost pack skater.

    • B. 

      10 feet behind the rearmost pack skater and 10 feet in front of the foremost pack skater.

    • C. 

      20 feet in front of the foremost pack skater and 10 feet behind the rearmost pack skater.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a “no pack” situation?
    • A. 

      4 green Blockers are more than 10 feet away from 4 red Blockers.

    • B. 

      4 green Blockers are more than 10 feet away from 3 red Blockers, and 1 red Blocker has been knockedout-of-bounds.

    • C. 

      3 green Blockers and 1 red blocker are more than 10 feet from 3 red Blockers and 1 green Blocker.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following safety gear may be removed when seated in the penalty box?
    • A. 

      Helmet

    • B. 

      Mouth guard

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    What is the referee whistle signal for a major penalty?
    • A. 

      No whistle signal

    • B. 

      Two rapid whistle blasts

    • C. 

      One long whistle blast

    • D. 

      Two long whistle blasts

  • 6. 
    Which of the following must a skater do when re-entering the track from the penalty box?
    • A. 

      Re-enter at the front of the pack

    • B. 

      Skate onto the track immediately, regardless of where the pack is

    • C. 

      Re-enter at the back of the pack

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    What kind of penalty would be issued in the following scenario: An in-bounds, upright, and skating skater re-enters the track from out-of-bounds in front of multiple in-boundsskaters during a no pack scenario, resulting in her having bettered her position.
    • A. 

      Minor Cutting the Track

    • B. 

      Major Cutting the Track

    • C. 

      No Impact/No Penalty

  • 8. 
    What kind of penalty would be issued in the following scenario: Downed skater re-entering the track causes an opposing skater to stumble but not fall or lose relative position.
    • A. 

      No Impact/No Penalty

    • B. 

      Minor

    • C. 

      Major

    • D. 

      Ejection

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is an example of a multi-player block?
    • A. 

      “Bowling” with a teammate by pushing her into an opponent.

    • B. 

      Impeding an opponent by holding onto the shirt of a teammate.

    • C. 

      Grabbing or holding a teammate’s arm while blocking.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following will result in a player fouling out of a game?
    • A. 

      Accruing more than 5 trips the penalty box in either period, or more than 10 trips in a game

    • B. 

      Accruing 7 trips to the penalty box in a game

    • C. 

      Accruing repeating the same offense more than 3 times

  • 11. 
    Examples of illegally destroying the pack or creating a "no pack" situation include:
    • A. 

      Taking a knee

    • B. 

      Racing ahead of the engagement zone

    • C. 

      Intentionally skating out of bounds

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Which of the following are illegal procedure penalties? 
    • A. 

      False start

    • B. 

      Too many skaters on the track

    • C. 

      Improper uniform

    • D. 

      Removing required safety equipment

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    What kind of penalty would be issued in the following scenario:   A skater initiates contact or engages an opponent before the first whistle, forcing the receiving opposing skater off balance, forward or sideways, but does not cause her to lose her established starting position.
    • A. 

      No impact/No Penalty

    • B. 

      Minor

    • C. 

      Major

    • D. 

      No call, Legal scenario

  • 14. 
    What happens when a Jammer who has not been declared Lead Jammer successfully calls off the jam?
    • A. 

      She receives a minor penalty

    • B. 

      She receives a major penalty

    • C. 

      The team captain receives a minor penalty

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 15. 
    Skaters may legally re-enter the track in front of the opponent who forced them out-of bounds, if that opponent:
    • A. 

      Went out-of-bounds herself at any point after the initiating block.

    • B. 

      Exits the engagement zone at any point after the initiating block

    • C. 

      Downs herself or falls at any point after the initiating block

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    What is the maximum number of skaters from one team that can be seated in the penalty box at one time? 
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Five

    • D. 

      Two

  • 17. 
    To legally regain position in the pack after having fallen behind or recovering from a fall, a skater must:
    • A. 

      Catch up to the back of the pack by skating within the track boundaries to be considered back in play.

    • B. 

      Skate outside track boundaries to stay out of the way until she can easily get to the back of the pack.

    • C. 

      Wait for the pack to come back around to enter from behind.

  • 18. 
    What kind of penalty would be issued in the following scenario: A skater is called out on a penalty and she asks the referee why she’s being called off. She refuses to leave the track after the referee repeatedly calls the skater on the penalty.
    • A. 

      Insubordination

    • B. 

      No penalty

    • C. 

      Misconduct

    • D. 

      Gross Misconduct

  • 19. 
    A downed skater who slides out-of-bounds and then back in-bounds while still down may be penalized for cutting.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    If a skater jumps, it is illegal to hit her while she is in the air. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    When initiating a block, a skater must be in-bounds, but she may pick up momentum from out-of-bounds prior to returning to the track. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    If a skater is illegally blocked outside of the engagement zone, she may legally counter-block.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Standing during the last 10 seconds of a penalty is optional. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    After serving a penalty, a Jammer who re-enters the track behind the pack but in front of the opposing Jammer, receives a minor penalty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    If a Jammer false starts but yields advantage, she will not receive any penalty. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    If a skater re-enters the track from out-of-bounds in front of an opposing skater, bettering her position, she will not receive a cutting the track penalty as long as she yields the right of way.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Blockers may not initiate engagement outside of the Engagement Zone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    It is a major penalty to touch an opponent with forearms or hands for three or more seconds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    A skater who is Lead Jammer can call off the jam as she is being removed from play due to a penalty. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    Skaters are permitted to skate clockwise on the track provoded they do not block, assist, or otherwise engage teammates or opponents.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    It is legal to block players who are standing on the track.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    A Blocker’s proximity to other Blockers is measured by her fingertips.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    If no one skater can be singled out to receive the penalty, it will go to the active Pivot.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    A Jammer must stay in-bounds to remain Lead Jammer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    A skater who leaves the penalty box during a team timeout to participate in the team huddle will receive an insubordination major penalty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Team A’s Jammer is not on the track prior to the jam starting whistle. Team A is allowed to send their Jammer from their bench onto the track to play in the in-progress jam.   
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False